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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Field Service Business
Posted on 03/21/2014 by Adrienne Sallerson | 0 Comments
Finally, spring has officially sprung. We can say goodbye to the harsh winter conditions and hello to the warm, sunny days ahead. It’s the perfect time to sweep those winter blues under the rug and start getting your business back on track for the new season. That’s right, it’s time for a little spring cleaning. Here are 3 ways to clear out the clutter and get your field service business in order for the springtime:
- Recycle paper processes: Running a service business requires many moving parts. How do you keep track of customer information, employee hours, vehicle maintenance and job assignments? Many businesses are going paperless and implementing solutions like fleet tracking technology to automate their processes and increase efficiency. This eliminates the hassle of sorting through piles of paper and reduces the risk of misplacing important files.
- Clear up communication: It’s important that dispatchers and field employees have an effective way to communicate. You can keep your business running smoothly in the office and out in the field with dispatching solutions that work with in-vehicle Garmin devices and smartphone apps. Employees can send job status updates to dispatchers quickly and easily using the Garmin or mobile app, helping to keep the office informed and up-to-date.
- Organize routes: If your drivers are assigned multiple service appointments in a day, providing them with efficient routes is a must. Use a fleet tracking solution with a routing tool that takes all locations in a driver’s itinerary and orders them to create the shortest route. This helps to increase productivity and revenue because your drivers are able to complete more jobs in a day. Less time on the road also means less fuel consumed, increasing your savings.
Ready to get your field service business in tip-top shape for the spring? Check out our GPS Fleet Management Buyer’s Guide to find out if fleet tracking is the right solution for your business.